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Research about opioid use disorder offers valuable experience for undergraduates

A team of Penn State researchers is studying opioid use disorder as a social and health crisis to reveal how the patients’ economic well-being may affect the treatment process.


Schreyer Scholar Himani Vommi making her mark in cybersecurity

In her formative years, Himani Vommi envisioned a future where she worked in medicine. Those plans shifted, however, when she attended her high school’s STEM outreach program. One workshop set Vommi on a path that has led her to presenting her undergraduate research at a national cybersecurity conference.


Undergraduate research opens doors for first-year Penn State Hazleton students

First-year students Brett Wilson and Kevin Lowen recently presented their undergraduate research at a national chemistry conference in California, one of the many opportunities that drew the friends and former high school classmates to Penn State Hazleton.


Two Penn Staters nominated for Udall Scholarship

Penn State juniors Alysha Ulrich and Olivia Krum were nominated to the national Udall Undergraduate Scholarship, which is open to Native Americans or Alaska Natives interested in tribal policy and Native health care and any undergraduate interested in conservation and environmental issues. 


Winners of Penn State Hazleton Undergraduate Research Symposium announced

Several students earned top honors for their faculty-assisted research as part of Penn State Hazleton's annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in April.


Student scholarship on display at Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium

Penn State Lehigh Valley once again demonstrated its deep commitment to student scholarship at the campus' annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, held April 4-8.


New Kensington student research highlighted at annual exposition

Fifty-six students presented 38 projects at the annual Research and Student Engagement Exposition at Penn State New Kensington on April 5.


Spider research video earns national awards from The Science Coalition

Studying the circadian rhythm — or 24-hour internal 'clock' — of spiders and creating a video on the topic may not be something most people have considered. For Logan Coomes, a Penn State York student, and his team, their research and video earned a People’s Choice Award and a third-place finish in a national video competition, the Fund It Forward Student Video Challenge, sponsored by The Science Coalition.


Lehigh Valley students collaborate with faculty on COVID-themed journal article

Students enrolled in Penn State Lehigh Valley Instructional Designer and Adjunct Lecturer Eileen Grodziak's Fall 2020 First-Year Experience course collaborated with Grodziak and Associate Research Professor Laura E. Cruz of the University’s Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence on the recently published journal article, “We Belong: A Collaborative Reflection on First-Year Student Engagement under COVID-19." 


Applications open for high-performance building summer camp for college students

Applications are open for the inaugural High-Performance Building Summer Camp, an intensive three-week program that introduces participants to the design and construction principles of more sustainable, more efficient and healthier buildings. The day camp will take place from May 31 through June 17 in Pittsburgh, a city classified as a United Nations International Center of Excellence on High-Performance Building.